Die shrink should help Sony mitigate challenging production costs
Average concurrents hover in the high tens of thousands and peaked at above 136K over the weekend
Why it matters: Nvidia continues to demonstrate the ultra-high framerates that its latest flagship GPU can coax out of recent and upcoming high-profile games. Blizzard decided to change Overwatch 2's performance metrics to utilize the graphics card's full potential as both products prepare to launch around the same time.
In a nutshell: Google just released AV1 3.5, the newest version of the video-encoding technology, which threatens to be a major player in the content and media industry. The codec now has much more efficient CPU encoding, and hardware support is growing too.
Netflix will soon have four gaming studios under its wing
New Android app tries to mimic the behavior albeit with a few hiccups
Lego's Mandalorian set retails for $600
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In a nutshell: While not a widespread phenomenon anymore, piracy continues to drive a significant amount of Internet traffic around the world. TV shows like House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings are particularly popular, even though the former seems to be way more interesting for P2P pirates.
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Will the Prime Early Access Sale be a success?
In brief: Amazon has confirmed reports from earlier this year by announcing that the platform's second major shopping event will take place on October 11 and October 12. The two-day sale will offer plenty of discounts for Prime Members and run in 15 countries, including the US.
And adds support for RTX 4000 cards
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The world is obsessed with "data"
In context: Databases are in something of a Golden Age right now. There is an immense amount of development taking place in and around the way we store and access data. The world is obsessed with "data," and while we would not call it the "new oil," our ability to manipulate and analyze data continues to advance in important ways. But at their heart, databases are fairly straightforward things – repositories of data.
Productivity theater: bosses believe workers are less productive at home, according to Microsoft survey
Are you being dragged back to the office?
In context: Does your boss think you spend all day 'working' from home in your dressing gown, taking regular breaks to stuff your face/get drunk/watch Pornhub? They aren't alone in believing that remote work makes employees less efficient. According to a new study from Microsoft, 85% of bosses are convinced that home comforts make staff less productive, and that's causing 'productivity theater.'
Congrats! AMD-sponsored overclocker Bill Alverson, aka Sampson, won the twin records of the highest scores in Cinebench R23 and R20 for 16-core CPUs on Friday with a Ryzen 9 7950X overclocked to 6.5 GHz. His scores now also rank 37th in R23 and 88th in R20 for CPUs of any size.
The leather-clad CEO has made the same claim several times since 2017
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Forward-looking: Performance information continues to flow as we close in on Intel and AMD's next-generation release dates. Both platforms are expected to significantly improve clock speed and instructions per cycle (IPC) over their predecessors. PassMark's latest single thread CPU benchmark seems to support those expectations, with Intel's 13900K sitting at the top of the charts.
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In brief: Team green is releasing more information about its new Ada Lovelace graphics cards in the days since unveiling them. A new Cyberpunk 2077 demo reel showcases the potential of the RTX 4090 along with the benefits of DLSS 3, which includes more than just higher framerates.
Well, that was quick: London Police believe they have apprehended the GTA VI leaker. Law enforcement made the bust Thursday evening, just days after the FBI got involved. Officials have not released the name of the teenage suspect, nor have they announced the charges he faces. More details should surface in the coming days.
Apple Music is replacing Pepsi as the Super Bowl halftime show sponsor
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Meta insists that there is no merit behind the claims
AMD breaks record for 16-core Cinebench with a 7950X on LN2
The Windows 11 22H2 update is killing Nvidia gaming performance, causing BSOD for some users
"Refurbishing" for these crypto miners is to blast GPUs with a pressure washer
Tesla owner refuses to pay over $21,000 for a new battery, gets locked out of his car
Developers from all over the games industry debunk unfair criticisms of early GTA 6 visuals
NTSB calls for new vehicles to leverage tech to prevent drunk driving and speeding
It wouldn't be a Windows update without unexpected issues
Nobody wants to do homework on the bus
American companies haven't lost faith in China
RTX 4000 enables hardware-assisted motion interpolation
"Stay the f**k away from Teslas"
WTF?! A Tesla owner has seen his TikTok video about the car's apparent shortcomings go viral. Mario Zelaya said that he had been locked out of his Tesla Model S after the battery died, which would have cost him $21,000 to replace.
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